Program Description

Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT) is a unique special education funded program designed to serve youth with social, emotional and behavior needs within the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) pursuant to an IEP.  MHIT personnel are assigned to each school site and include qualified mental health clinicians and rehabilitation specialists that work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, school psychologists, families and students.  Goals of MHIT include assisting students in achieving academic success in the least restrictive environment, preventing students from requiring a higher level of care, and helping students successfully meet their IEP social, emotional and behavioral goals.


How Services are Delivered

• Consultation concerning classroom management strategies
• Assistance developing behavior modification plans
• Teacher collaboration
• Individual counseling
• Family counseling
• Social skills groups for students
• Parent education/skill building groups
• Student advocacy including support in accessing school and community based resources


Program Criteria

• MHRS services are provided to eligible special education students attending SDUSD SELPA schools.


Mental health assessment referrals are sent to the Mental Health Resource Center by school site/program IEP teams.


Contact Us

Aidee Angulo, Program Manager
(858) 573-2227

Janelle Chiu, Supervising Licensed Mental Health Clinician
(858) 573-2227

Shamaine Cardoza, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
(858) 573-2227

Jeff Goodman, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
(858) 573-2227